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2010 Cedric Bouchard ‘La Boloree’

  • Producer
    Cedric Bouchard
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Blanc
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Types
  • Size

“A passionate and dedicated perfectionist, Cédric Bouchard has only been making wine since 2000, yet his champagnes have already become some of the most sought-after in the region.”

One parcel, one variety, one vintage, this is the essence of Bouchard’s philosophy.
Early on he produced wines under a label called Inflorescence, this no longer exists. The vines that bore the first for these wines, came from Cédric’s father, who had a very different approach. He now owns these vineyards and farms them in the same way as all the other Roses de Jeanne wines. The estate is named with homage to his Polish grandmother, Janika.
Roses de Jeanne parcels are trained in Cordon du Royat for pinot noir and Chablis for chardonnay, and are always harvested exceptionally low, at 4,000 kg/ha (26 hl/ha). This helps deliver the extreme concentration, minerality and precision found in Cédric’s wines.

Tasting Notes

96 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2010 Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée is also showing very well, mingling aromas of apple and pear with hints of iodine, white flowers and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy but characteristically incisive, it’s layered and chalky, with racy acids and a penetrating, mineral finish. While it retains all the signatures of this cuvée, it’s a touch more giving than the more concentrated, tightly wound 2008 tasted alongside.

96 Points Vinous
As good as the La Haute-Lemblée is, the 2010 Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée is even better. The most reticent of these new releases, La Bolorée (Pinot Blanc) arguably has the most potential. Rich and layered in the glass, the Bolorée is a wine of pure vertical structure. Here the flavors and textures are bold, ample and all encompassing in their resonance. Hints of apricot, peach and white flowers open up over time, but only with great reluctance. The 2010 needs time in bottle, but make no mistake about it, this is an utterly magnificent Champagne that will mesmerize readers lucky enough to taste it.

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